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The Resource Gettysburg, Stephen W. Sears

Gettysburg, Stephen W. Sears

Label
Gettysburg
Title
Gettysburg
Statement of responsibility
Stephen W. Sears
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation's history. Volumes have been written about this momentous three-day battle, but recent histories have tended to focus on the particulars rather than the big picture: on the generals or on single days of battle, even on single charges, or on the daily lives of the soldiers. In Gettysburg, Sears tells the whole story in a single volume. From the first gleam in Lee's eye to the last Rebel hightailing it back across the Potomac, every moment of the battle is brought to life with the vivid narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that has made Stephen Sears's other histories so successful. Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and takes stands. Even the most knowledgeable of Civil War buffs will find fascinating new material and new interpretations, and Sears's famously accessible style will make the book just as appealing to the general reader. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own. This text for scholars and general readers well versed in the Civil War offers a detailed account of the climactic three-day battle at Gettysburg. Sears begins with some background information on the events that led to Robert E. Lee's fateful decision to bring his troops into Northern territory. Other topics include, for example, an account of Joshua Chamberlain's right-wheel maneuver on Little Round Top and an analysis of Johnson Pettigrew's compact arrangement of his brigades on the battle line. Sears is the author of six books on the Civil War
Summary
Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three-day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best-versed Civil War buffs, from Robert E. Lee's decision to bring the war north, to Joshua L. Chamberlain's brilliant defense of Little Round Top, to George Pickett's fateful charge
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158695
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/349
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.53
LC item number
.S43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Gettysburg, Stephen W. Sears
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 590-600) and index
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Armies on the March
  • 59
  • 5
  • Into the Enemy's Country
  • 90
  • 6
  • High Stakes in Pennsylvania
  • 125
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Meeting Engagement
  • 154
  • 8
  • The God of Battles Smiles South
  • 183
  • 9
  • We May As Well Fight It Out Here
  • 226
  • 10
  • We Should Assume the Aggressive
  • A Simile of Hell Broke Loose
  • 264
  • 11
  • Determined to Do or Die
  • 325
  • 12
  • A Magnificent Display of Guns
  • 372
  • 13
  • The Grand Charge
  • 1
  • 409
  • 14
  • A Long Road Back
  • 459
  • Epilogue: Great God! What Does It Mean?
  • 493
  • The Armies at Gettysburg
  • 516
  • 2
  • High Command in Turmoil
  • 18
  • 3
  • The Risk of Action
Control code
2286525
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 623 p.
Isbn
9780395867617
Lccn
2002191259
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51171659
  • (OCoLC)51171659
Label
Gettysburg, Stephen W. Sears
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 590-600) and index
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Armies on the March
  • 59
  • 5
  • Into the Enemy's Country
  • 90
  • 6
  • High Stakes in Pennsylvania
  • 125
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Meeting Engagement
  • 154
  • 8
  • The God of Battles Smiles South
  • 183
  • 9
  • We May As Well Fight It Out Here
  • 226
  • 10
  • We Should Assume the Aggressive
  • A Simile of Hell Broke Loose
  • 264
  • 11
  • Determined to Do or Die
  • 325
  • 12
  • A Magnificent Display of Guns
  • 372
  • 13
  • The Grand Charge
  • 1
  • 409
  • 14
  • A Long Road Back
  • 459
  • Epilogue: Great God! What Does It Mean?
  • 493
  • The Armies at Gettysburg
  • 516
  • 2
  • High Command in Turmoil
  • 18
  • 3
  • The Risk of Action
Control code
2286525
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 623 p.
Isbn
9780395867617
Lccn
2002191259
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51171659
  • (OCoLC)51171659

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